Guatemala Travel Tips

Travel tips can make all the difference in your trip. Search here for tips and general, short-form information about Guatemala travel. Use these travel tips to prepare for your trip to Guatemala, or learn more about Guatemala travel once you've already arrived. Use the search form if you're looking for something specific, or the pagers to browse.

People carrying machetes in Guatemala

People in Guatemala carry machetes. You won't see this so much in the city (unless maybe machete juggling on 6th ave?), but in rural areas it's pretty much ubiquitous.

Bus from Río Dulce to Guatemala City

The Litegua bus from Río Dulce to Guatemala City takes about six and a half hours and costs Q80 ($10.65).

Guatemalan tortilla de harina (flour tortilla)

Tortilla de harina, widely available in Río Dulce and Livingston and occasionally available elsewhere in Guatemala, is a fluffy flour tortilla wrapped around beans and other fillings.

Wash out hair conditioner not available in Guatemala

If you plan on using hair conditioner while traveling in Guatemala, you'll want to bring your own. Hair conditioner the way most westerners are used to it is near impossible to find in Guatemala.

Don't throw toilet paper in Guatemalan toilets

Don't throw toilet paper, or anything else, into Guatemalan toilets.

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